Help the Carolina Band get to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Project ends on November 27, at 09:00 PM EST
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Help the Carolina Band get to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy's called, help us answer...

Imagine millions of viewers nationwide marveling at the grandeur of the Mighty Sound of the Southeast as it resonates through the bustling streets of New York. USC’s talented 375-member Carolina Band is thrilled to announce we have been invited to march in the esteemed Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2024! But we need your help to make it from our home in Columbia to the Big Apple. 

From the Palmetto State to the Empire State 

As we journey across 700 miles, the band will entertain crowds, build bridges, and create a lifetime of memories. This isn't just an opportunity for us to showcase our skills, this will be an experience of a lifetime for the Marching Gamecocks! When you sponsor this once-in-a-lifetime experience, you will help cover critical needs - from travel and accommodations to uniforms, meals, instruments, and more. 

The Roar of the Southeast, On the Streets of the Northeast! 

With you, we can meet our fundraising goal of $645,000 to be able to accept the invitation to perform on Thanksgiving Day in New York City. Support from Carolina Band fans like you are the only way we can say YES to Macy’s invitation and share this amazing experience with our students and the world. 

Join Us and Donate Today! 

Give today and join our march towards the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! When you do, you make a profound impact, and your generosity will be a significant part of our journey.  

Stay Connected with Our Journey 

Mark your calendars and follow our journey as we take Carolina’s “Mighty Sound” to New York City. Keep an eye on our social media platforms for regular updates and behind-the-scenes glimpses of the band’s experiences.

For sponsorship information, please contact Audra Vaz at 803-777-9732 or

Choose a giving level


2024 Sponsor

Give $20.24 for the year we will march.


Meal Sponsor

Give $50 for the cost of a Thanksgiving meal on the road.


City Block Sponsor

Give $111 for every city block on the parade route.


375 Sponsor

Give $375 for each member of the Carolina Band.


Mile by Mile Sponsor

Give $700 for every mile between Columbia and New York City.


Band Member Sponsor

Give $1,500 to support one band member fully for travel, meals, and accommodations.


Cornucopia Sponsor

Make the band's Thanksgiving Day dreams come true with a $2,500 donation.


Star Sponsor

Help the shining stars of the Carolina Band shine brighter, with a gift of $5,000.


Section Leader

The many sections of the Carolina Band need your support. With a $10,000 gift, you will be lifting them to new heights.


Drum Major

With a gift of $25,000, you will be a "major" deal in helping get the Carolina Band to New York City!


Big Apple

Start spreading the news...with a $50,000 gift, you will be a "big" deal by helping get the Carolina Band to the Big Apple!


Grand Marshal

Your donation of $100,000 or more will cover the cost of sending more than 67 band members. Talk about a "grand" gesture!

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